Fly High in the Best Airport Outfits
Are you Team Chic or Team Comfort? Liberty weighs in on the controversial conundrum of what to wear to the airport
So, you’re jetting off on a late summer getaway? Ensuring you pack all your essentials, checking (and double checking) where your passport is and preparing a size-appropriate carry-on bag are all rightfully at the forefront of your mind, but there’s another matter to consider: what to wear to the airport. It’s a question that’s divided Team Liberty (and more besides) into two distinct camps: Team Dress Down, those that prize easy-going comfort above all else and Team Dress Up, those whose dedication to fashion shows no borders. Not quite sure where your allegiance lies? Get ready to cast your vote as we make a case for both.
Team Dress Down
From the mundane queue shuffling and brain-numbing hours spent huddled around a departure board to the plane’s cramp-inducing seats and annoyingly chilly air-con, there’s no wonder why many want calming cosiness from their airport outfits. Dressing Down for ease of movement and pyjama-like snugness, these comfort-seekers turn to their favourite brands for laid-back staples in relaxed fits, the kind of low-key, casual pieces that’ll cocoon you in a chill-cancelling shroud. Sound like you? Pair some plush knitwear with a roomy, 90s style denim jacket and something inherently effortless on your bottom half, like a skirt that’ll literally give you plenty of legroom. To dial up the decadence and make the airport lounge not too dissimilar from yours back home, add something made of cashmere into the mix and don’t forget your Liberty eye mask, of course – just the thing for a mid-flight nap.
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Team Dress Up
On the other end of the sartorial spectrum stand those that, yes, still dress practically but above all else find their own version of comfort from knowing they’re dressed immaculately. Taking their honed sense of style on tour by delving straight into their series of Insta-ready holiday looks, these dedicated fashion followers can be spotted strutting down travelators (luxury luggage in tow) and perusing the duty-free wearing the summer’s most-wanted pieces and biggest trends. If this take on airport style is much more you, consider yourself a fully fledged member of Team Dress Up. You’ll want an outfit that’ll let you stroll straight off the plane and onto the first item on your holiday agenda, one that’s made up of pieces you can cleverly integrate into other outfits. Might we suggest teaming together a summer-ready dress and a sleek blazer with some glamorous shades and a logo-decked bag?
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